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23rd annual Wood Days in Canterbury June 7-8

CANTERBURY — The 23rd annual Wood Days will be held June 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dave and Anne Emerson's Old Ways Traditions, 418 Shaker Road, Canterbury. Suggested donation is $5-$10.

Experienced craftspeople, some teachers themselves, and others successful students of some of the best teachers, will introduce visitors to old skills that they are keeping alive. There will be antique tools and machinery, ranging from hand tools you can try to antique steam engines and vintage machinery.

There will also be plenty of good food, lively old time music: Homefolks at noon on Saturday, and fiddle duo Ryan and Brennish Thomson noon Sunday. Open mic at 2 p.m. , and Dave's chili and hots and hams 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Old Ways is part of the 100 acre 1785 Ham Farm.

Award winning bones player Steve Brown will be there Saturday. He'll be playing, teaching, and selling the bones and there will be demonstrations by Marcel Durette, who teaches at the Homestead Woodworking School in Newmarket. One of Marcel's students, Karen Parks, has just been juried into the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. She also will be at Wood Days to help kids and adults try our treadle and spring pole lathes. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:09

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Priest at Greek church to lecture on 'The Bible in the Orthodox Tradition' on Sunday

LACONIA — In the ancient Christian tradition, Scripture is more than a mere recording of God's Revelation, says Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, it is a means of encountering the living God in his journey with humanity.

Father Pentiuc will deliver a special presentation entitled "The Bible in the Orthodox Tradition" at the Taxiarchai, Greek Orthodox Church here on Sunday, June 1 at 1 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend.

"Scripture is not simply read but rather performed during the church's liturgical services, where the believer becomes part of the biblical history," said Father Pentiuc.

His lecture is expected to take 45 minutes and time will be left to allow the audience to ask questions of him. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Social Hall following the presentation.

Father Pentiuc is the presiding priest at the local Greek Orthodox Church. He holds a Th.D in Old Testament from Bucharest University and a Ph.D in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. He is a tenured professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages and chair of the Religious Studies department at Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Mass.

Father Pentiuc is also editor-in-chief of the Orthodox Study Bible: The Old Testament with Notes and Introductions (Nelson, 2008) and the author of four books and numerous articles. He is the only Orthodox biblical scholar who was invited by Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem to contribute with a new translation and commentary on the book of Hosea for the Vatican endorsed international project, "The Bible in Its Traditions". His most recent book, "The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition", has just been released by Oxford University Press.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:07

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Ashland Library Receives $2,000 CLif Grant

ASHLAND — The Ashland Town Library is one of 12 public rural libraries in New Hampshire and Vermont to receive a $2,000 grant from the Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) of Waterbury Center, Vt.

The grant provides for new children's books to be selected by the town librarian, storytelling presentations for local children and new books for local children to keep.

In addition to children's books for the town library each local elementary school library receives a selection of 25 new books and local childcare centers receive 15 books. Professional storytellers give two presentaions to local children and children are treated to a free book giveaway before summer vacation begins.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:04

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NH Car Credit marks their one year anniversary

LACONIA  — Over a year ago the Irwin Automotive Group developed NH Car Credit to become NH's premier source for people trying to obtain auto loans, regardless of current financial conditions.

With the Irwin goal of 100% credit approval coupled with 40+ years of being financial specialists, NH Car Credit was born. In just one year, NH car credit has made driving a reliable car a possibility for over 300 credit challenged residents in our community.

"We have a passion for helping people in our community in any way we can. Bad things can happen to very good people. By creating NH Car Credit we have been able to help very good people get through tough times. We specialize in financing people who need a second chance or first time buyers just starting out," said Chris Irwin, Vice President of the Irwin Automotive Group.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 08:59

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